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Offender walks away from Los Angeles reentry program

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Richard Fletes, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on May 6, 2022.

Fletes was reported missing at 5 p.m. when he did not return to the MCRP as required by his work pass. He was last seen at his place of employment. Agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were immediately dispatched to locate and apprehend Fletes and local law enforcement agencies were notified.

Fletes, 30, is six feet tall, weighs 205 pounds, and has green eyes. He is bald with a tattooed head.

Fletes was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County in October 2019 with a seven-year, four-month sentence for possessing/owning a firearm with a violent felony conviction, and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. He had been housed in the MCRP since November 2021, and was scheduled to parole in January 2023.

Anyone who sees Fletes or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry center and provides them programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately two years left to serve. The program links offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

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Contact: OPEC Press Office, opec@cdcr.ca.gov or (916) 445-4950

Prison photo of Richard Fletes